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EIB INSTITUTE & THE SOCIAL INNOVATION TOURNAMENT
The Institute aims at channeling support, mainly through grants or sponsorship, to higher education and research activities, particularly in the field of applied economics within Europe. We are committed to acting as a catalyst for economic and social development within the EU Member States. Among several activities developed and supported, we would like to highlight one in particular, the SIT. The Social Innovation Tournament (SIT) recognizes and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. It promotes innovative ideas and rewards initiatives that contribute to creating social, ethical or environmental impact. Typically, it covers projects in the areas of education, healthcare, the environment, circular economy, inclusion, job creation, aging and many more.
WHO WE ARE
The EIB Institute was set up within the EIB Group (European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund) to promote and support social, cultural, and academic initiatives with European stakeholders and the public at large. It is a key pillar of the EIB Group’s community and citizenship engagement. Governance and Management by an internal steering group, chaired by an EIB vice-president, reviews and approves the EIBI annual action plan. The Institute’s team implements the strategy. It is headed by a Dean, currently Francisco de Paula Coelho.